Big Bass In North Jersey & South Jersey Sea Bass Tips
We received solid reports this past Friday of a body of good striped bass moving into North Jersey waters in advance of the most recent heave. The coastal NOAA Weather forecast for the next few days has winds going south, southwest and northwest at different periods and different days, so how that and Friday’s new moon impact the action is most anyone’s guess. But the fact that big fish have moved into the region at about the time they should come as welcome news for striped bass anglers throughout the region. Black sea bass reopened in New Jersey this past Thursday, and in this week’s full video we have tips for “slow pitch” jigging the biscuits in this while on a trip off Cape May in roughly 100 feet of water. Reports from the past weekend have an influx of smaller sea bass invading the reefs and wrecks – perhaps they pushed out of the back bays around the last moon and the recent heave – so while you may have to work a bit to find the keepers, perhaps jigging is the way to go for a bigger box score. Good reports of tautog on the sod banks and jetty rocks, as well as redfish and sheepshead in the south; meanwhile party boats in the north have reported a few jumbo blues in the mix on inshore waters (and more big stripers should be arriving as you read this). Catch ‘em up!